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Social Work Practice Learning

Social Work Practice Learning

December 2013 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help you successfully pass your compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice.

Giving examples of the PCF plus clear exercises, strategies and tips, the book:

-Introduces your students to social work in the context of contemporary reforms.

-Takes you through each stage of the new placement structure explaining supervision, reflective practice and critical thinking in social work.

-Addresses trouble shooting and problem solving on placement.

-Helps you prepare for complex casework with individuals, families, groups and communities; address risk in social work; and engage with diverse groups and communities.

By using this book, you'll be armed with the tools you need to get the most out of your placement.

David Edmondson is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University

The Idea of Social Work: A Brief Introduction
The New Professional Capabilities Framework and Revised Placement Structure
Planning and Beginning your Placement
Understanding Values and Ethics
Translating Values and Ethics into Practice
Assessment and Evidencing your Practice Learning
Introducing Risk in the Context of Social Work Practice Learning
Using Supervision, Reflective Practice and Critical Thinking
Understanding Problem Solving
Getting Ready for Professional Practice

Excellent read giving the background context to social work leading into the contemporary requirements of today's practice. The active rites a usefully spaced to enable the reader to to consider issues and extend their learning. A book that I shall use with student

Lesley Parish
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
September 21, 2014

Useful resource for students - taking an overview and increasing understanding of the PCF. Helpful materials around planning and organisation and useful supervision tools. A user friendly book with cross referencing, elinks and check lists.

Ms Mary Mustoe
Faculty of Social Sciences, Univ. of East Anglia
June 25, 2014

This book is ideal for the final year social work students as it offers realistic and common sense advice and guidance. The key factor in recommending this book is that it is current.

Ms Stephanie Jones
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
March 27, 2014

A clearly structured resource for students and practice educators

Ms Carol Travers
Health and Wellbeing, University of Cumbria
February 4, 2014

An excellent book which enables students and practice educators alike to engage with the new PCF requirements during the placement experience...and beyond.

Mrs Beverley Murray
Dept of Health,Wellbeing & the family, Canterbury Christ Church University
February 4, 2014

I have recommended this to all students for placement support, plus I have recommended this to all our off site Practice educators and placement providers. As we adapt to the new PCF this book is a beacon in the dark.

Ms Nicola BLundell
Social Work (Liverpool), Liverpool Hope University
January 22, 2014

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